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File: ntvdm.inf

Location of ntvdm.inf and Associated Malware

Check whether ntvdm.inf is present in the following locations:

ntvdm.inf file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\inf\ntvdm.inf

If you find ntvdm.inf file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The ntvdm.inf file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of ntvdm.inf File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
75AD57D8026813B5C6D2133B9E9D22CFEFOct 12, 2013
75721FE25917EDD46A3732D08B3240B028Jan 21, 2014
806BE1281ACBB74E56E73A683A82BBF596Jan 29, 2014
71387B1FEFE99815DCD27858651581D54FFeb 11, 2014
760D8BE0E855815C7FFD461D56BDFCFFFDFeb 19, 2014
784942D41E31503E1A09143F4E276683CBFeb 22, 2014
71485330054DE0107EC9EC2CF709401650Mar 2, 2014
74E41A1E1F3D4E3A01E443FEBE92FE43F0Mar 6, 2014
80C789E32F2FDBF17636666608374DAAAEMar 14, 2014
81E21B68C44A0ADC861D2AD0CE8A5D4BE0Apr 3, 2014
783CBD8D9E13D940CCB46806456F477EDAApr 7, 2014
74AFB33980AB0480B100DB7296D6900D8DApr 7, 2014
81AE949DEF73360F9E4A067A4943954052Apr 13, 2014
716B6E5002F28EA66E0E7D4022F988020BApr 14, 2014
90FEC62B6DF050B71E1BE4EBF351B7CA8Apr 19, 2014
74CDBB86653222E7B98D3EFEC9A3529345Apr 21, 2014
82C035FEBF226FCFD901ABC33A8BF930D8Apr 24, 2014
743C28A1239B8AB64CA7514FDCDB347E0EMay 7, 2014
76AD1D86190965D1F9C48D9755EDF39B60May 22, 2014
734656C76F7C4B67583AF38F59F3CCA6D9May 26, 2014
73BABF6732EC7B779FDCD49F5F91CA4BB7Jun 16, 2014
738367FE9EE04040B0E6BA1C8B17015034Jun 23, 2014
75C339848DF5F1563872EEAF2FAD911D5CJul 6, 2014
79A3555F12C04155507F0E433DCC0C261AJul 23, 2014
710D87883ACE33694ED1E36A2C0B11FBA3Aug 11, 2014
73D4D5263E9B5C54BE755D5B65E4B3BD86Aug 26, 2014
81B8989A78CF2FDD63A165E6B4BD2E45F2Aug 31, 2014
72B52B71F0B831EC6D8647BA11CB349272Sep 4, 2014
80B14CAEAC48FA62E50C7A3E37115E40D9Sep 11, 2014
80D27168EAA83E61456CBB61BB1C2592F5Sep 16, 2014
70F1DF1CE6DFFDBDAFA6751E487939C5C9Sep 27, 2014
720DC8C6140778C8FA3D09359DE85396EAOct 8, 2014
74208FA88F9088F0E3D5B66166AEF756C0Oct 12, 2014
83B93EF7D23245605648231AC62939F936Oct 29, 2014
7088A61AE4CAC4769DCE982E1DE4AA1C3ENov 4, 2014
760E78E0685B73BC6D1FBAC1A24EC55650Nov 5, 2014
10A496F674AD94120EE5EF20169A0233E2Nov 14, 2014
85AA9D9BDA35F5ED53D172DAA79E330DACFeb 18, 2015
804FDA264ABBF7EDA2C36CDCDDF032417FJul 8, 2015
71BD657B982999C9F8F5938EBF1A1E354AJul 16, 2015
73C2A40EDADD1F14CE8EC13A0A173711CEAug 26, 2015
76A9C0A9B29EA8D1FEE9BB9D534E5F8FFASep 25, 2015
75E21A444852E9463C3A253F948A84979AOct 7, 2015
723BAC0466D1219B4B1FFF5BDF03BBD4A7Oct 12, 2015
79EBDEF14B9FFD6A2077C50BFE4A3369E1Dec 9, 2015
7503813546EAF2594055F4141DECCBEA88Jan 4, 2016
7542EC0FF43BE021A2B5E452F47EDAA728Jan 13, 2016
80EDDA681C9F4DEA513324B07C84C421F7Jan 21, 2016
81BB71A14BC1BBC5FCD8D7E976EBCD587CFeb 17, 2016
7683B3C83A869EA26B295FC31BA358AB58Feb 20, 2016
75361FA22B49D1AB65D1C1F60207595C2FMar 17, 2016
7425990FEB53A39D3C2962B5A7DC9FB141Apr 2, 2016
728433AF22AFBA2F3CAA5E3EDAF8C0B100May 12, 2016
71207A2305DE61390F27C93B6C95CCBF03Jun 4, 2016
74A06F99EB2B9F83A91DCF5DC992836BB8Jun 6, 2016
79B9E36D1760B91EA719217F1008E40820Jun 23, 2016
73DCCC923783A2DC8D1DF7A5A68B926E93Jun 29, 2016
71DAD7C7426AFB4F78674F2FF2A47B2A67Jul 5, 2016
8048C31E23D0A49CD8AEEFEC7BBCF6A1B4Aug 5, 2016
79E8C2294F8D3474885A0B86D103F53622Sep 13, 2016
80855624567B73AC5D0853CD456942D305Sep 25, 2016
7334E5B9A2D735F511FFD700843F5647DFNov 11, 2016
73550357D421840237CB872B42CAA45E7AJan 10, 2017
85DA1153943A61EFA1F15963528C05EA1EFeb 26, 2017
7699884C2727181C5463CA4400CCFFA09BApr 8, 2017
79230A4AF7AF6B104CC8B33FE75EBAA5D7May 10, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove ntvdm.inf^

  1. To enable deleting the ntvdm.inf file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select ntvdm.inf and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of ntvdm.inf and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of ntvdm.inf and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of ntvdm.inf will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of ntvdm.inf will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a ntvdm.inf malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type ntvdm.inf. The name of the first found registry value referencing ntvdm.inf is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to ntvdm.inf, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of ntvdm.inf and Associated Malware.